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Kent: Images and CCTV released following cash in transit robbery

September 20, 2012, 2:08 pm

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have released images of three men they would like to speak with in relation to a robbery.

Kent Police was called at just after 11.50am on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 to a report of a cash in transit robbery at a petrol station in Cuxton Road, Rochester.

It was reported that a weapon had been seen and firearms officers were deployed.

Witnesses reported two offenders who left the location at 12.00 noon. They were white men with dark tracksuit bottoms, and dark hooded tops. They were both wearing balaclavas.

The Kent and Essex helicopter was sent to the area to assist officers on the ground.

No shots were fired.

It is believed the men left the area via the entrance to Knight Road business park, or through a fence which has been broken during the incident at the back of the petrol station (there is a train line at the rear of the property).

Since issuing an appeal for information yesterday, detectives have seized a car, believed to have been used by the suspects before the offence took place. The silver Volkswagen Golf had been driven on false number plates with the registration DG 09 NLL being used. The car had previously been stolen from the London area.

Detective Chief Inspector Trevor Lawry said: ‘This was a carefully planned crime and we are now beginning to build a picture of the suspects movements before and after the robbery was carried out.

‘We are appealing to anyone who may have seen a third man, possibly acting as a lookout on the Cuxton Road between 10am and midday. It is believed this man may have been using a motorcycle.

‘It is estimated over £50, 000 was stolen during the robbery and we are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help us arrest those responsible for this crime.

Can you help?

If anyone can help police with this investigation, please contact the recorded witness appeal line on 01474 330511.Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555111.

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